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Reflections on some recent reads.

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Inauguration of President Bill Clinton, January 20, 1993 ~ Photo credit: Melissa Firman

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In this anthology of short essays, poems and interviews, 91 authors respond to the pandemic with their diverse perspectives, insights, humor, and heartbreak.

Book cover for Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 edited by Jennifer Haupt

It’s appalling to even contemplate that they may have intended to infect their opponent mere weeks before the election. But I believe that was exactly the mentality at play.

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Nobody is coming to save us as we are drowning in our floods, burning in our fires, dying in our relentless pandemic. We are the ones who need to honor Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s legacy and life today.

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“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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Melissa Firman

Writes about books, GenX, politics, life. Currently working on a memoir.

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